A recent graduate of a Vermont high school is charged with a hate crime after being accused of spray-painting an athletic field with a racial slur directed at a classmate who pushed the school to drop its "Rebels" nickname.
The unusual warmth this fall coupled with a record heat wave in September means the natural fall foliage triggers here in the Northeast were delayed. As fall foliage season began, muted or few colors dotted trees across the region. But with cooler temperatures now here, more vibrant colors can be seen and some areas are now reaching peak.
With the U.S. Senate is on recess this week, there has been significant activity from the White House. Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley he is particularly concerned about President Donald Trump’s executive order to roll back the Affordable Care Act.
The attorney for a New York rabbi who drove for 4.5 miles (7.2 kilometers) after a Vermont state trooper tried to pull him over for speeding on a remote interstate highway says he's hopeful the case can be resolved without the rabbi having to appear in court.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Vermont Regional Test Center for Solar Technology is one of five in the country and the only one in the North. Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders toured the site this morning.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday that he would rescind the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. Environmental advocates in our region are critical of the move, noting that the cap-and-trade-style plan to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants is already working in the Northeast.
Vermont's largest hospital is working with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center to expand the helicopter ambulance service that would help move critically ill or injured patients throughout its network of hospitals in Vermont and upstate New York.
Dr. Kristina Johnson is in her first few weeks as the 13th Chancellor of the 64-campus SUNY system. Johnson, an engineer, is the founder of a hydroelectric company. She served as the U.S. Under-Secretary of Energy in the Obama Administration. She has also been provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Johns Hopkins University, Dean of Engineering at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering and a professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She holds more than 100 patents and was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2015. During a visit to Clinton Community College last Thursday, Dr. Johnson told WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley why she is staying in academia as SUNY Chancellor.
Part of the city of Plattsburgh’s plan to stabilize its budget includes the elimination of four city departments. When councilors voted this summer to approve the plan in an attempt to save more than a million dollars in the 2018 budget, the department heads anticipated they would have their jobs until the end of the year. But now they have been notified that they must leave on October 4th.
Some Adirondack environmental organizations are raising concerns over a plan by a railroad to store unused rail cars along tracks it leases in Warren Country. The environmentalists say leaving the boxcars would degrade the wilderness stability and beauty of the Adirondacks.
On June 6, 2015 two convicted murderers escaped from the maximum security prison at Dannemora. The search for David Sweat and Richard Matt fell under the jurisdiction of New York State Police Troop B, commanded by Major Charles Guess. Now retired, he has written a book about the 23-day manhunt. In this second part of an interview, he recounts his first walkthrough of the prison with Governor Andrew Cuomo on the first day of the search.
The Vermont Milk Commission is working to learn more about the health of the state's dairy industry in hopes that solutions to the challenges the industry faces can be addressed in the next federal farm bill.
The Republican Policy Committee is an advisory group to GOP members in the U.S. House. Its two task forces, law enforcement and millennials, assess policy issues that could lead to legislation. For the past couple of years, the Millennial Task Force has been looking at young people in the workplace and how they are affecting the economy. Chaired by northern New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of the 21st district, the panel held a hearing Monday on the challenges and opportunities for millennials in the hydropower industry.
It captured the nation’s attention for nearly a month and kept everyone in Northern New York and Vermont on tenterhooks during the summer of 2015. On June 6th, two convicted killers escaped from the maximum security prison at Dannemora. Fugitives Richard Matt and David Sweat eluded searchers for weeks as reporters from around the world fixed a spotlight on the Shawshank-esque getaway.
What was it like to be the person in charge of the largest search ever conducted in the state? New York State Police Major Charles Guess was the commander of Troop B Headquarters, and it fell upon him to lead the massive undertaking. Now retired, he has written Relentless Pursuit, a book about those 23 days. In the first of a two-part interview, Guess says he was encouraged to write the book by his wife Elinor as an insider’s comprehensive record of events.